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Trump’s auto misfire will do nothing for Detroit

By ANJANI TRIVEDI
The latest salvo in US President Donald Trump’s trade war promises to do more damage than good to an already-anxious American auto ...

China couldn’t keep growing like mad forever

By NOAH SMITH
China, not the US, is the world’s largest economy. Though the US is still tops when measured at market-exchange rates, China is about ...

Why brand and trademark is important

It’s important that SMEs take steps to defend themselves too from threats to their IP
By MEYSHNA RAVINDRAN / Pic By BLOOMBERG In 1975, tangible assets ...

Storage will be energy’s next big thing

By DAVID FICKLING
Think the plummeting costs of solar and wind are transforming the energy landscape? Then you should be betting on ways to warehouse ...

Handbag, jewellery haul puts former 1st lady in spotlight

By REUTERS /pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
In early 2015, as Malaysians were protesting over the government’s plans to introduce a consumption tax, the then ...

Buying opportunity for Indonesian equity

By SHERMAN TAM CHENG WEI / Pic By BLOOMBERG
The Indonesian equity market has gone through a bumpy ride beginning with the global sell-off in February ...
Tom Wolfe

How Tom Wolfe changed magazines

By JOE NOCERA / Pic By BLOOMBERG
In the summer of 1973, as I was preparing to enter my junior year in college, Harper & Row published “The New ...
Tun Dr Mahathir

Putting a lid on the country’s RM687b debt or more

By MOHAMAD AZLAN JAAFAR / Pic By TMR
It is a surreal feeling. At times, it feels almost magical. For many, it is hard to draw a parallel comparison. ...

The morning after the night before

By ZB OTHMAN / Pic By TMR
Long ago and also far away, when some of us were younger, we sometimes wake the morning after the night before with total ...
US-RInggit

Dollar pain is ringgit gain

By SHERMAN TAM CHENG WEI / Pic By AFIF ABD HALIM
Last year was a turning point for the ringgit, which rebounded from a 19-month low against a weakening ...
Narendra Modi

Asia’s imbalance of power

By MIHIR SHARMA / Pic By BLOOMBERG
The leaders of China and India met in the city of Wuhan last week for an unusual summit. India’s prime minister and ...

US earns more in China than trade numbers reveal

By DANIEL MOSS / Pic By BLOOMBER
American companies are doing much more in China than the US trade deficit suggests. It’s their greatest weakness. The ...